CNGA LooseLeaf June/July 2019

2 LooseLeaf  June/July 2019 colorad o Our Mission To create opportunities for horticultural and associated industry professionals to collaboratively grow their businesses through fellowship, education, advocacy and certification. Cover Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Publisher Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association 959 S. Kipling Pkwy., Ste. 200 Lakewood, Colo. 80226 P: 303.758.6672 F: 303.758.6805 [email protected] Printer LLM Publications P.O. Box 91099 Portland, Ore. 97291 Display Advertising Katy Patterson, LLM Publications 503.445.2244  [email protected] Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Executive Director [email protected] Staff Jennifer Blake Jill Calabro, Ph.D. Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Tanya Ishikawa Dr. Jim Klett Ben Northcutt Mike Shleining, CCNP Dan Wise, CCNP Tanya Ishikawa Buffalo Trails Multimedia  Communications 303.819.7784 [email protected] Contributing Writers Editor Ben Northcutt Membership Manager [email protected] Charlotte Rose Administrative Coordinator [email protected] The Growing Popularity of Container Trees LooseLeaf  is published six times a year with issues scheduled for February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, and December/January. Visit for classified advertisements, plant publications, upcoming events, a member directory, and much more! Production Planning for Bust & Boom Cycles The Challenge of Ordering Next Year’s Inventory 07 11 14 In This Issue 3 Message from the Board Inventory Planning – Place Your Bets & Take Your Chances 4 Here for the Members Summer Events, Plant Something & News Center Plans 5 Member Profiles BlueTarp Financial City of Lakewood Parks 18 Best Practices for Pests Rampant Fire Blight in 2018 20 CSU Research Update Plant Select® 2020 Introductions 21 Safety Corner Protecting Your Employees from Overheating 22 Funding Research & Education Golf Fundraiser & CSU Renovations 23 NewMembers, Calendar, Classified Ads, & Advertiser’s List 24 Creating Desirable Outdoor Living to Maximize Property Values Dan Wise, CCNP President Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery 970.484.1289 [email protected] Kerri Dantino Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect Little Valley Wholesale Nursery 303.659.6708 [email protected] Mandy Gerace Officer-at-Large Welby Gardens 303.288.3398 [email protected] Michelle Krumdieck, CCNP Sunshine Horticulture 303.301.5444 [email protected] Sharon Harding-Shaw, CCNP Harding Nursery 719.596.5712 [email protected] Harriett McMillan, CCNP Echter’s Garden Center & Nursery 303.424.7979 [email protected] Matt Edmundson Arbor Valley Nursery 303.654.1682 [email protected] Mike Bone, CGG Denver Botanic Gardens 720.865.3769 [email protected] Kent Broome Rocky Mountain Horticulture Services 720.417.9533 [email protected] Jim Klett, Ph.D. CSU Dept. of Horticulture &  Landscape Architecture 970.491.7179 [email protected] Allison Gault, MBA, CAE, Executive Director Colorado Nursery &  Greenhouse Association 303.758.6672 [email protected] Board of Directors Directors Ex-Officio Members